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Category: Goals

You can reach your goals

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Getting organized is a very detailed process that can be accomplished very simply if you have the ability to break things down into manageable chunks, and not look at the big picture. Goal setting is really no different. Many people are unable to reach their goals because they are paralyzed and overwhelmed by how big they are. They seem so unattainable. However, if you take the time to break down the steps to getting to your goal, it is much simpler and can be very rewarding since you celebrate each little success. Let’s say that your goal is to lose… read more »

It’s hump day

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a great day to review the goals and plans you had for this week (hopefully you jotted them down somewhere—and can find them) and see how you’re doing on them. Take the time to mark off those tasks that you’ve completed. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to mark things off your list. Several of the things on your list may have already taken care of themselves. If so, cross those items off too. Looking over the things still on your list, decide which items are the most important, or most difficult, for you to… read more »

Make a plan

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If you take the time this morning to map out a plan for the week, you’ll be amazed at how much more productive you’ll be. It will only take you about 15 minutes. Think about what goals you want to (need to) accomplish this week. Then schedule or plan time in your calendar to get those things done. You will be the most successful if you tackle the toughest things first. It’s also good to plan a reward for yourself such as telling yourself after I work on this project for 2 hours, I will get my favorite coffee from… read more »

Put it on paper

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Goal setting is very important. And putting your goals down on paper can’t be stressed enough. Until you take the time to MAP out your goals, they won’t become a reality. Because we are creatures of nature, we normally spend our days doing the same things over and over. Once our goals are written down, and then broken down into manageable steps, we can begin to take action on them. If your goal is to buy a house someday, your manageable steps might look like this: Check credit reports to make sure there are no adverse things listed. Take action… read more »

Oops, I did it again…

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I’ve talked about my problem with time clutter many times before. It continues to be a challenge for me since my desire to help others is so strong, I forget to think about myself, and my own needs, when I accept commitments. In May 2013, I cleared my schedule completely for 2 weeks while I took the time to map out the vision, or direction, for my life, family and business. After mapping out the vision, I had to remove things from my schedule that didn’t fit into that vision. It was a great feeling to get clarity on what… read more »

All it takes is baby steps

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When you feel overwhelmed by your clutter or disorganization, it’s paralyzing. You don’t have a clue where to even begin because the problem seems so big. If you can at least begin making some type of baby steps, you will eventually advance to bigger steps. But it all starts with just baby steps. I’ve been struggling with my weight for the last few years and I often reflect on how similar losing weight is to getting organized. There isn’t a simple or quick fix for either of them. Many of our clients would love to just buy a book on… read more »

Choose people over things

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Today’s blog post comes from Harold Taylor of Taylor In Time. What a great reminder. Make a list of the people you really enjoy spending time with. How much time did you spend with those people during the past week? Last month? Last year? Chances are there are people – perhaps family members – who are being crowded out of your life because of your busyness. Some people are so busy networking; they have little time for anyone who is not a business associate. Be careful that you don’t allow the people who count to be crowded out by things that… read more »

Planning will get you places

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I’ve been spending alot of time working on next year’s budget, marketing strategies and business plan. To be honest, it’s a lot of work. Most of my fellow small business owners are doing the same thing. Though it seems like I am giving up alot of paid time, and falling behind on my daily tasks, I know how important it is to take the time to get clear on your vision. Without a vision, or a plan, you will continously feel like you are just spinning your wheels. You’ll wake up in a few years, not any further than you… read more »

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